4.5 Let's talk about the best thing of this movie: the two sisters. Determination and ambition on one side, lack of self confidence and simplicity on the other. But is Jasmine "better" than her sister's society? She is right when she says to her sister that people should strive to go up, but all she does is looking for a rich man. Yet she manages to find one, because she believes she deserves it
Familiar Tennessee Williams' story with a modern make-over rests a lot on Cate Blanchette's performance, however unfair that might be to the overall very successful casting. But even so, it's subtle humor, low-key cynicism, and unpretentious directing sets this film apart from Woody Allen's recent cacophonic features, and seems a lot more sincere.
La performance accentratrice di Cate Blanchett è a dir poco superlativa, ma anche colpevole di mostrare un Allen indebolito nella regia rispetto ai suoi migliori lavori. La solita verve comica d'autore è assente durante tutto il film, così come la sua classica cinematografia di grande stile, mentre tutto si limita ad essere funzionale al personaggio di Jasmine o poco più. Di Allen c'è solo il nome sulla locandina.
Woody Allen's best script in years with smart dialogues that nicely capture modern spirit of being posh and social fears of being outcast within its own self-implied circle. But, it's Cate Blanchett's tragically hilarious performance that delivers all the fun and welcomes many repetitive viewings - where the audience can laugh at someone's tragedy without ever feeling guilty.
For once an American story of riches to rags, of failure and mental breakdown, told in entertainment modus. Most of the 2000s Woody Allen’s been plagued by a severe case of unimaginativeness, but in “Blue Jasmine” he manages break the cage a few times. Basically it’s the mental wreck and edgy character of Jasmine marvelously played by Cate Blanchett that makes the movie.
Cette nouvelle oeuvre du toujours revigorant Woody Allen, d'un fascinant pessimisme général, balayée d'une abyssale noirceur d'autant plus sismique et définitive qu'elle s'installe et se propage avec une suave légèreté et une écoeurante évidence, mérite entièrement notre assentiment et notre contentement unanimes... www.cinefiches.com
Cate Blanchett in this film was just, wow. Incredible. I didn't know anything about this movie and was expecting a lighthearted, funny Woody Allen movie. That is definitely not Blue Jasmine but it was spectacular. As someone who's suffered with anxiety I thought Cate did a phenomenal job of acting a realistic portrayal of mental health issues.